How did Nissan do it? Over the past few years, the company has made tweaks here and there to each year's model, leading up to the 2007 version and its more-powerful engine and telltale bulging hood. The plastic-encased structural support in the rear severely limits carrying capacity. Sure, launches were quick, but the car remained planted and ran through the gears precisely. I should be gaga for this thing, but I'm not. As a result, the Z® Roadster is among the leading competitors for low interior noise with the top down. And when you look at the dash from outside the car, you appreciate that these dials are even finished on their backsides.
As always, the Z® continues to offer a long wheelbase 104. Either skipped a tooth or got loose or whatever. You would think that this kind of power supplied to the rear wheels would translate into smoky burnouts from stoplights, but that wasn't the case. Checked timing with the same diagnostic tool iphone app as before. Stability control is standard on the more expensive Touring and Grand Touring models. This seat is even cut away slightly on the right to provide better access to the shifter, and the passenger seat has a generally less aggressive contour. It has the same engine and similar performance attributes in a soft-top convertible style.
It did not include cruise control, nor power or heated seats. Other highlights are asymmetrical piston skirts and a stiffer cast aluminum engine cover and oil pan. With a generous 3498cc under its hood and well-chosen ratios in the six-speed gearbox, healthy thrust is always just a twitch of your foot or a flick of your wrist away. For use with the Z-car, this platform has had about eight inches chopped out of its wheelbase, which at 104. The had a raised redline to 7500 rpm and more torque across the rpm range.
That's essentially the same performance as a Porsche Boxster S, which has a base price of more than 50 grand. The 2007 350Z Roadster is offered in three models: Enthusiast, Touring and Grand Touring. Currently, external design highlights include: sloping style arched roof line, unique brushed aluminium door handles, high waistline, and bulging fenders that are pushed out to the corners of the vehicle. When that original Z-car appeared, sports-car aficionados basically had two choices. It goes on sale at Nissan dealers nationwide in July 2007. .
Power comes smoothly, and the large 19-inch rear tires — with 18 inchers up front as part of an optional alloy wheel package; 18-inch wheels and tires in the front and rear are standard — put the power on the road with efficient deviousness and nimble brakes. Main article: The Nissan 350Z known as Nissan Fairlady Z Z33 in Japan is a two-door, two-seater that was manufactured by from 2002 to 2009 and marks the fifth generation of Nissan's line. Key features include a double-panel floor, a double front bulkhead and large-section doorsills. Im going to bring the new crankshaft position sensor and throw that on and have them do an exhaust valve timing relearn as well just for kicks. It hugs the pavement like a mama's boy, and is agreeably nimble without being a drama queen. The course is filled with elevation changes, sharp turns and short straightaways, and the 350Z performed almost flawlessly. Something strange happened between the time Nissan introduced the 350Z in 2003 and today, when the deceptively similar-looking 2007 model arrived for this review.
The 07 and 08 models offer the best overall for your money. Only 300 units were produced from 2007 through to 2008. A new crankshaft position sensor causes the car to be undriveable. Closing the top is also quick and convenient. The rear strut tower brace is bolted and welded in place, allowing use of the hatchback body design without sacrificing rear body rigidity. The once-rickety, temperamental and basically uncivilized two-door went from being one of my least-desired cars to gaining must-have status.
This 350Z that has just over 61K original miles. Its in very good condition inside and out, and it runs and drives fantastic. The only drawback with the z cars that the tires are all not the same size. In , Foust was awarded the runner-up spot in Round 1. It has a longer nose and rear overhang, as well as several add-ons for aerodynamic purposes.
The required-by-law dual-stage front airbags are standard, but active head restraints and electronic stability control, two rapidly growing must-have safety features, are not available on all models. Until the 2007 season, the car was powered by a V6, then a new 4. But in this application, Nissan has a case. The Z® Roadster features a power-operated soft top with glass rear window, which transforms from top-up to top-down in about 20 seconds. Also, the cargo area is exposed, so anything back there reflects brightly against the rear glass. I installed the sensor, cleared the codes, and tried to drive the car.